It’s always amazing to drive around town the morning of the Fish Town Horribles Parade and see all the empty chairs and decorations! All of these shots were taken with my iPhone while fighting through traffic to drop off stuff at our GMG party corner. So this one is for all those folks who are not home, or moved out of town, enjoy! Now stop by the GMG tent and party with us!!!
It’s not a question of who is throwing THE PARTY every year! This year I may make it down there yet Carl!
Drive by sunroof shooting!
These guys risking it all for the game and glory.
This kid is so ready….5 hrs early no less.
Fine display here!
Hummer all decked out.
The LMB & Joan of Arc reppin.
You can almost picture the ladies and their outfits sitting here and smiling!
What a seat combo!
Look for it.
Get it done right!
The GMG camp site
Confused Irish again. It’s not ST. PADDY’S YO!
All dolled up for the parade I see!
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is looking for YOUR opinion regarding Gloucester’s Summer Block Parties. One idea on the table is to close Main Street to vehicle traffic EVERY SATURDAY in July and August.
What do you think? Please take the survey (CLICK HERE) and help shape the future of fun in downtown Gloucester this summer!
This survey closes next Wednesday, April 8th at 11pm — so please don’t wait.
Do it now!
For all of you folks that have never witnessed THE MOVIE for 2013, please take the time to do so. You will be entertained.
(for ease of playback on a video of this length, click the play button, then pause it for a few seconds, it speeds up the loading process)
And please come out and support this years event, it’a for the NEXT STEP, they change lives…you could, too!
Good news about the Block Parties!!! Matt Cogan who works for the city will be taking over this great downtown event. A big thank you to the new major for making this happen.
More information will be coming soon.
If you went to TBT Post on Main Street Saturday evening, maybe you are a winner. Here are the numbers plus a cute sweater to buy.
Our final Block Party of 2014 was a great success. As usual, the gallery was too busy for me to walk the street to take pictures. This time, I had the energy to enjoy the event, especially the people. A large cheese platter was generously provided by The Cave, our neighbor at 44 Main Street (http://www.thecavegloucester.com/). Key Block Party folks visited me, including Susan Parent (L) of Toodeloos (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toodeloos/388111807754) and Block Party organizer Valerie Marcley (R). That’s me in the middle!
Terri and Gianni Gallo with sister and friend
What fun was last night’s block party!!! The best event of the season was saved for the last, as the West End of Main Street Gloucester became “Little Italy.” The streets overflowed with hundreds of partygoers while Gianni and Terry Gallo broadcast live an episode of their new show, L’Italia Chiamò – Radio Show.
Artisan cheese maker Luca Mignogna served samples of his outstanding cheeses as Chef Paolo La Boa created delicious appetizers of prosciutto, complemented with his signature pesto. The slew of Vespas parked out front of Caffe Sicilia caused everyone to stop and oogle.
I wished I could have stayed for the entire evening but unfortunately had to hurry home. Looking forward to next year’s Block Parties although, I don’t know how they’ll ever top last night’s event!
Lisa Griffiths, also known as The Nutty Red Head, gets carded by Robin at the Cave–it makes her day!
The Goddess Family ~ Franny, Tony, Samantha, and Baby Woody
Scott Memhard with Hannah, Andrea, and Lise advocating for the “College Success Program in Gloucester.”
Fred and Valerie
During the Block Party on September 20, 2014, TBT Post at 33 Main Street, Gloucester, MA has a great fun way to win a gift certificate. Richard and Mario have made little candy treats with the colors of the Italian flag for customers. Inside the treat bag is a raffle coupon with a number. There will be no need to fill out the raffle ticket with your name, because when the raffle ticket is picked, Richard and Mario will post the winning numbers at the store. Love this idea.
SATURDAY from 6-11, this year’s final Block Party features a stellar mix of entertainment, including The GHS Docksiders Big Band, a quintet of Boston jazz maestros and a variety of other talent on five outdoor stages PLUS The Brass Fed Horns (featuring Carlos Menezes, Jr., the hardest working musician on Cape Ann) roaming Main Street with Gloucester’s version of Little Italy at the West End (from THE CAVE to Washington).
COME OUT AND PARTY LIKE IT’S STILL SUMMER — ’cause it is!
See the Entertainment SCHEDULE BY STAGE HERE
Entertainment SCHEDULE BY TIME HERE
Participating Restaurants & Merchants here.
Yes, there were massive crowds on the street, but the the 150+ people I appreciated most were the folks who came in to encourage me with my battle with cancer and the attack by a gangrenous appendix. Tugboat Captain Doug walked right up to me behind the desk to give me a big bear hug. I thought I was going to get mugged, as he was clean shaven and unrecognized at first. City Councilor Sepatia thrust my rollator/walker aside to give another hug and kind words. Reiki Master Karen Pischke made a promise to bring the resources of her Dreamtime Wellness treatment to me at home. Shelley (with PT/OT calzones) from Den-Mar Rehab, one of my prime physical therapists, came by with half a dozen of her best friends,. Then three nurses from Mass General charged in and offered their support too.
I’d like to thank Valerie Marcley, long time organizer in charge of the Block Parties, for her hard work on the event, her sensitivity, and for being a good friend. She was there cleaning up long after I had gone home. Lastly, I want to mention my “Gyotaku” fish print artist Patrick Horgan, who just happened in from Seabrook, N.H. I convinced him to set up his display outside the gallery. It’s always a pleasure to work with Pat, and he escorted and drove me safely thru the darkness to the refuge of my home in Rockport. Cape Ann is a very special community that cares. They’ll always have your back.
What will they think of next? Circus performers, Dancers, Hula Hoops, Mary Poppins, Reptiles and more invade Main Street tomorrow night for this summer’s second block party — and what an extravaganza it will be (more info here).
Here’s a list of entertainment by stage.
And here’s a list of all the music by time.
Here’s a list of participating restaurants & merchants. Remember to make reservations if you want to get a table.
And a big map with parking info right here.
Everything you need to enjoy a night on the town in beautiful Gloucester!
Put A Good Buzz On – Allen Estes and Will Hunt at the Gloucester Block Party July 2014
Cape Ann TV Video shot by Chris Mullen, Steven Essery, James Frye, John Walker, Dylan Benson and Jim Capillo. Edited by Jim Capillo
What a great time at Gloucester’s Block Party, the weather, food and atmosphere…